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Born and raised in North Dakota, Peltier was active in the American Indian Movement (AIM) and lived on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Since 1977, he has been imprisoned, after being convicted of the murder of two FBI agents. The controversy around his conviction continues to this day, and the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, among other organizations, actively works to secure his release. In 1999, Peltier published an autobiographical work titled Prison writings : my life is my sundance.
Online resources by or about Leonard Peltier:
Author: Paula Peters
Description: Text of a news article about Peltier and Jack Magee (an advocate for his release) from the 11/7/99 Cape Cod Times.
The International Office of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Author: Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Description: An extensive site which offers biographical information on Peltier, documents relating to his imprisonment, and the latest news on efforts to free Peltier.
Peltier backers see FBI’s lobbying as example of repression
Author: Jessica McBride
Description: Text of a news article from the 4/21/00 Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.
Peltier Recalls Influence of Early Years
Author: Anne. M. Dunn
Description: This article about an interview with Peltier was written by Dunn in October of 1995 for The Circle.
Peltier: Birth to Leavenworth
Author: Richard La Course
Description: This page from News From Indian Country‘s web site contains a chronology of Peltier’s life from 1944 to 1997.
Books by Leonard Peltier:
Peltier, Leonard. Prison writings : my life is my sundance
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
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